Movement Controller

Royal Logistic Corps

At a glance

  • Soldier
  • logistics

Control the Movement of Personnel and Equipment by Air, Road, Rail and Sea in support of Operations, Exercises and International Relief Operations.

  • £18,687The minimum amount you’ll earn during training
  • £23,496Your pay after completing basic trade training
  • AgeFrom 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months
  • QualificationsGCSE Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language and Maths
Movement Controllers

We are responsible for directing and controlling the movement of personnel and equipment by air, road, rail and sea in support of operations, exercises and in assistance to global crisis.

As a Movement Controller, your work is vital for keeping the Army moving. Getting it to where it needs to be no matter where that is in the world. It is your job to direct and prepare troops, vehicles and equipment for transport by air, road, rail and sea. You need to be able to think on your feet, be organised and a good communicator. The role provides opportunities to travel and gain qualifications that are recognised outside of the Army too.

The Royal Logistic Corps are the Army’s professional logisticians keeping the Field Army marching, its helicopters flying, its vehicles moving and its tanks and guns firing. We enable its deployment and supply it with everything it needs, wherever it operates, throughout the world.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Plan movements internationally and work in military and commercial airports, seaports, railheads and road networks.

  • Primarily based at South Cerney, Gloucestershire. From here, you will deploy on short- and long-term movement tasks.

  • Be deployed worldwide - wherever the Army is stationed you will find a Movement Controller present.

  • Gain your qualification in Movement of dangerous goods by Air (IATA), Sea (IMDG), Rail (RID) and Road (ADR).

  • Earn your category B Driving License.

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movement controller

Regular (full time)

Entry requirements

  • Age:

    From 16 years & 6 months to 35 years & 6 months

  • Qualifications:

    GCSE Grade A–C/9-4 in at least English Language and Maths

  • Basic physical fitness assessment:

    • Mid Thigh Pull 50kg

    • Medicine Ball Throw 2.7m

    • MSFT (beep test) level 6.6

    More information about the fitness test

Training for the role

Step 1
You'll start with your initial military training which teaches you how to be a soldier, covering everything from fieldcraft to how to handle a rifle.

  • If you join as a Junior Soldier (under 17 years and 6 months), you’ll do a 23-week basic military training course at Harrogate.

  • If you join as a Regular Soldier (over 17 years and 6 months), you’ll do the regular 14-week adult basic training.

Step 2
Next, you will undertake your Movement Controller Class 3 course over 4-weeks at Brize Norton. This is where you will get an introduction to basic movements and on the job training. Learning how to manage national and international movement of personnel, vehicles and cargo and working towards an Apprenticeship in aviation ground operations. You will earn your category B driving license at the Defence School of Transport

Qualifications you could get after training

  • Level 2 Certificate Logistics and Transport

  • Level 3 Certificate Global Logistics

  • Level 5 Diploma Logistics and Transport

  • BSc (Hons) Logistic Management (University of Lincoln)

  • International Trade and Logistic Operations Apprenticeship

  • Level 2 Aviation Customer Service Operative

  • Category B driving license

Pay & benefits

Earn £18,687 a year during training. When you have completed 26 weeks' service or finished basic trade training – whichever comes first – your pay will rise to £23,496.

How to Apply

Once your online application has been approved, you'll meet with a local recruiter. This is your chance to tell us about the role that you're interested in. When you go to the Assessment Centre, you'll take tests - the results will show whether you'd be suitable for this role, or should consider a different role.

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